Society Hill Civic Association’s ALL VOLUNTEER committees regularly undertake community initiatives, remaining vigilant about matters that impact all residents in America’s most historic square mile. Residents are encouraged to join the Association and participate in various committee activities. Below is a list of current committees and their chairs. For more information, contact Matt DeJulio at

Complete Streets Committee

The committee monitors the effects of the City’s trial bike lanes on Spruce and Pine Streets and encourages feedback from residents.
Co-Chairs: David Rucki and Rick Ketterer

Block Coordinators

With more than 60 volunteer block coordinators throughout Society Hill, SHCA can disseminate information quickly to members of the community. Block coordinators forward important association information through emails or the distribution of flyers to everyone on their block or in their building.
Chair: Martha Levine

CDAG Committee

This Central Delaware Advocacy Group advocates for sensible development along our historic waterfront following the guidelines of the overlay plan presented by Penn Praxis in 2008.
Delegates: Jim Moss and Rick Herskovitz

Clean Up Day Committee

A solid core of dedicated citizens get out their brooms and trash bags twice a year to clean our streets. We are always looking for volunteers.
Chair: Susan Collins.

Crosstown Coalition

In 2009, the City of Philadelphia announced it was instituting a major overhaul of the zoning code. The committee is working with other neighborhood associations to make sure neighborhoods have a say in zoning matters.
Delegates: Rosanne Loesch and Mary Tracy
Crosstown Zoning Committee Delegate: Lorna Katz Lawson



Park your car on the opposite side of the street on Friday evening, May 11th, after 6 pm where posted. Posted boundaries: Lombard to, but not including Walnut, and from Front to 8th Street plus blocks surrounding Pennsylvania Hospital. Cars will be ticketed between 8 am and 3 pm on Saturday, May 12th if they are not moved for street cleaning. Synagogue parking will be permitted after 8:30 am on the south side of the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Spruce and Lombard. Re-park your car after 1PM and before 3pm on Saturday to avoid ticketing.